Personal security in general means deterring a crime on a person. In that context, personal security is preventing violence or theft in the physical world. At its most basic level, personal security is having the necessary tools, abilities and mindset to ward of an attacker. And while there is no such thing as 100% security, there are a number of things you can and should adopt to reduce the chance that you are chosen and are successful in overcoming adversity.
There always has been, there is, and there will always be attackers targeting their next victim. In the post Are You Taking Responsibility for Your Personal Safety? You will begin to formulate an understanding of risk and what you as an individual or family member need to do to protect from harm.
As your understanding of taking responsibility for your personal security evolves, you begin to recognize that we are all essentially on our own that local law enforcement will not protect us from harm. In the post Should You Fight or Take a Flight When Being Attacked? You will clearly see what choices need to be made, how to overcome civilized conditioning and what your options are in the event you are chosen as a potential victim.
We all know there are bad people out there doing harm to others. But why? Why are some people good and others bad? In the blog The Natural Predatory Nature of Humans you will understand the science behind the predatory mindset. It might sound weird, but predators are “normal”. Meaning, it’s just their nature and as long as you are aware of this, you’ll see all people for what they are, most good, and some, predatory.
Having all this knowledge is great, but what to do in the event of a dangerous situation? In the posts Self- Defense Options You Might Not Know About and Why You Should Take a Woman’s Self-Defense Class we’ll get down and dirty and discuss the actual techniques devised to take a bad guy out of the picture if you are backed into a corner.
The post Secret Self-Defense Weapons You Might Not Know About is one of my favorites. Sure you can use a cane for self defense and you probably know bashing someone over the head with a flashlight is an option. But did you know a magazine can be used for self defense? How about an iPhone headset? This post will teach you all about improvised weaponry and what your options are should you need a self defense tool to debilitate someone.
Robert Siciliano personal security and identity theft expert and speaker is the author of Identity Theft Privacy: Security Protection and Fraud Prevention: Your Guide to Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft and Computer Fraud. See him knock’em dead in this Security Awareness Training video.